About Us

We have been busy making our tree nursery come to life since its inception in 2021. Darroch Nurseries is located in the Central Belt of Scotland.

Elana Bader – Founder & Director
Darroch Nurseries is Elana’s creation. Originally from Switzerland, Elana has been in Scotland since 2008, and currently works as a Nature-based Solutions specialist. She is a climber and a member of Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team in her spare time.

Rhian Evans – Director
Rhian’s background is in ornithology and raptor conservation and through this has spent many years in the canopy accessing and building nests. She has broadened her interest into seed collection and tree conservation. She chairs the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Rahoy Hills reserve committee on the remote Morvern peninsula where she lives, while working full time for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service.

Susan Davies – Director
Susan’s career spans 34-years working in varied science, policy and practice areas of nature conservation at EU, UK and Scottish levels. She is currently the CEO of the Scottish Seabird Centre & Chair of the James Hutton Institute. She has experience of landscape scale restoration and community participation. Out of work she can often be found on the golf course or with a camera in hand.

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Sean Kerr – Director
Sean is the co-founder of Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC, a social enterprise based in Bo’ness, Falkirk since 2016, which delivers community action on food poverty, carbon capture, and community mental health and wellbeing. Sean is particularly passionate about forestry, agricultural, and ecological management, aiming to create interconnected carbon efficient systems which support the development of Scotland’s natural resources.